Sauvignon Blanc

(aka. Blanc Fume, Fume Blanc, Savagnin Musque)

Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and often assumes the moniker ‘Fume Blanc’. This popular synonym, credited to Napa’s Robert Mondavi, derives from the grape’s historic home of Pouilly in France’s Upper Loire Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant varietal and goes locally by the name of ‘Blanc Fumé’. This noble grape is also successfully grown in Washington State and in New York on Long Island. In Canada, the variety is establishing a foothold in both the Niagara region of Ontario and British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

When treated with respect and afforded suitable growing conditions, it is one of the wine world’s darlings. Dry wines made from this grape are characterized by steely, racy acidity, green, gooseberry fruit, asparagus and a grassy, herbaceous character. It is rarely oaked, except in California, where it has often been subjected to Read more »

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  • Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2007

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    Medium acidity, complex nose - minerality throughout. Green apples and nice oak - malolactic butteriness. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Corbieres Ac 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by BonnieG


  • I figured the forums here would be all over it, but I glanced through the topic ... ... odd" -- absolutely not a sauvignon blanc, but just...I don't know, odd. Playful, almost. The petit syrah was even less surprising to me. Good, but not any sort of weird. It had also been opened a couple of hours before, though, and I'm told it was extremely ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic No Scholium Project talk?


  • Larkmead Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by danpetroski


  • Golden Kaan Sauvignon Blanc 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by mkopp


  • Framingham Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by bellaknox


  • With the daily polls touting candidate's ups and downs, state by state, coast ... by the numbers is Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc (a vigorous vine that can reach six to seven tons of grapes per acre).  We have seven more grape varieties planted at Larkmead including a small patch of 120 year old Tocai vines that we make into the most aromatically... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Harvest by the numbers


  • With the daily polls touting candidate's ups and downs, state by state, coast ... by the numbers is Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc (a vigorous vine that can reach six to seven tons of grapes per acre).  We have seven more grape varieties planted at Larkmead including a small patch of 120 year old Tocai vines that we make into the most aromatically... Read More

    From the article Harvest by the numbers


  • Way back in June, we talked about running a little experiment. The details are ... ... used the 2006 Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc for the test. The control wine stayed in my wine fridge. The heat struck wine sat in a closed space outside, exposed to heat but not light. The light struck wine was exposed to UV beams from a few small lamps we purchas... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Struck By The Light


  • Barboursville Vineyards Rosé Blend Orange County Cabernet Blanc NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by jsteinmetz


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